From: Rosemary D'Angelo
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Rosemary D’Angelo History Weekly Report
Describe and explain the relationship between immigration and industrialization in the United States in the twenty years before the Civil War. Industrialization expansion had a great impact on immigration in the U.S. at this time. There was a great demand of jobs, which meant people were needed to work in these industries. For example, operators were needed for factories, and groups of construction people were needed to help build railroads. Railroads were now increasing in size, which meant that the development of the domestic iron industry grew, producing again more jobs for people. This growth of industrial work increased the immigration factor in the United States. Irish, German, and European immigrants came to America in search of jobs and economic opportunities. Because so many diverse immigrants came to America, this caused a segregated environment to develop. The transportation of railroads and horse-drawn streetcars allowed people to move further away, such as into suburbs. The immigrants formed closer to commercial and industrial areas. Immigrants worked in factories, mines, and construction camps at a low wage.